Finance settlement: Government floats commercialisation crackdown

By Dan Peters | 13 December 2018

Whitehall is considering a crackdown on councils that excessively borrow for commercial reasons as it continues to restrict council tax rises.

Speaking in the House of Commons today, communities secretary James Brokenshire revealed Marsham Street and the Treasury were considering whether ‘further interventions’ were required to slow the commercialisation trend.

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